On Friday 26th July, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster will open its doors as part of Engineering Open House Day 2019, run by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Children and parents are invited to experience the world of engineering and technology which powers the fulfilment of thousands of deliveries each day first-hand and explore the exciting careers on offer in this field.
New research from the IET has found that:
- 24% of parents across the UK say their children have expressed an interest in engineering as a career
- However, almost a third (31%) of parents feel they would struggle describe what an engineer actually does
To help parents better guide their children, the IET has run Engineering Open House Day events across the UK for the last five years. Held in partnership with a variety of companies to demonstrate the plethora of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers available, these events offer further insight to parents and children regarding how to progress into a career in engineering.
It is well documented that the UK faces a nationwide skills shortage. 203,000 people with engineering skills will be required each year to meet demand through to 2024, but it’s estimated that there will be an annual shortfall of 59,000 engineering and technicians to fill these roles.
By highlighting the important role that engineers play in everyday life, and the creativity and diversity of work in this sector, Engineering Open House Day connects directly with children to inspire and motivate them towards exploring careers in engineering and technology. It also equips and encourages parents to support their kids in nurturing their curiosity.
The event at Amazon Fulfilment Centre will take place in two sessions, one at 9.30am and one at 1pm on Friday 26th July 2019.
Spaces are limited. To attend, please book by sending an email to email@example.com and quote IET EOHD and Doncaster.
For more information and to view the full list of events taking place on the 26th July 2019, please visithttps://www.engineer-a-better-world.org/whats-on/.